Rate of Japanese children playing sports 2017, by frequency

The statistic illustrates the results of a survey about the frequency of doing sports among children aged four to eleven years in Japan in 2017. That year, about 47.5 percent of children claimed to do sports and be a part of a sports group at least seven times a week.

Sport participation rate among children in Japan as of 2017, by frequency

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Release date

December 2017



Survey time period

June to July 2017

Number of respondents

1,573 respondents

Age group

4 to 11 years

Method of interview

Questionnaire and personal interview

Supplementary notes

Definitions of frequencies of exercise and participating in sports groups:
*Low frequency: At least once a year but less than 3 times a week (between 1-155 times/year)
**Moderate frequency: At least 3 times a week but less than 7 times a week (between 156-363 times/year)
***High frequency: At least 7 times a week (364 or more times/year)

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